Report: Anne Hathaway Walks Out of Vanity Fair Photoshoot in Union Solidarity


Film star Anne Hathaway reportedly walked out of a photoshoot in New York on Tuesday for Vanity Fair in a show of solidarity with striking workers for the magazine’s publisher, Condé Nast.

The actor had been prepared with make-up and hair styling but had not begun posing for pictures when word reached her that media workers were taking part in a 24-hour work stoppage amid union-corporation negotiations, Variety magazine was first to report on Tuesday.

About 400 workers who are union members at Condé Nast and working for titles including Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ and others had downed pens in a protest at the way the publisher is negotiating over lay-offs.

Hathaway was on the premises for photoshoot on Tuesday morning.

“They hadn’t even started taking photos yet,” Variety magazine reported an unnamed source telling the outlet, adding: “Once Anne was made aware of what was going on, she just got up from hair and makeup and left.”

The Guardian has reached out to Condé Nast and representatives of Hathaway for comment.

Workers walked off the job in the morning around the time the Oscar nominations were announced, Variety further reported, and held a rally outside the company’s offices in Manhattan.

The union posted on X, formerly Twitter, saying: “Thank you Anne Hathaway for not crossing our picket line.”

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